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The story follows a high-school student named Kei Nagai who is caught in a traffic accident, dies, but immediately revives and learns he is not human, but an Ajin, a mysterious creature that cannot die. Scared, he runs away from humans hunting him down but is helped by his friend, Kai, who joins him in his flight from civilization. He then becomes involved in a conflict between human and Ajin and must choose a side.

Note: Only the first volume is credited to writer MIURA Tsuina.

Nominated for the 7th annual Manga Taishou Award, the Readers Award in the 18th Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize and in the Seinen category in the 38th Annual Kodansha Manga Awards in 2014.
For the 40th(2016) Kodansha Manga awards in General category.


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Associated Names
آجین : نیمه انسان
亞人 (漫畫)
Ajin สายพันธุ์อมนุษย์
Ajin: Demi-Human

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Latest Release(s)
c.40 by Crunchyroll (183d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
9 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 5, Chap 22.5

User Reviews

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User Rating
Average: 8.4 / 10.0 (399 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.26 / 10.0
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Last Updated
November 4th 2016, 6:26am PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
good! Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Vertical (8 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #434 increased(+8)
Monthly Pos #423 decreased(-50)
3 Month Pos #418 increased(+37)
6 Month Pos #456 decreased(-91)

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Forum Posts
CrunchyRoll 274 days, 23 hours, 15 minutes ago
Ajin Manga Creator Wants to Return to Draw Ero-Manga 307 days, 6 hours, 16 minutes ago
Ajin - Demi-Human Manga Gets TV Anime 455 days, 0 hours, 25 minutes ago
Ajin: Demi-Human Film Trilogy Unveils Teaser Trailer, Staff from Sidonia 520 days, 9 hours, 12 minutes ago

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Rating: N/A
by jeffreymgibson
May 15th, 2016, 2:11am
The one thing I don't like about this series is the numerous atrocities the government inflicts upon the ajin. The experiments conducted on them is just too much. And whats worse, no one seams to care at all. I found myself rooting for the ajin to kill all the humans.

This manga makes humans out to be plastic one dimensional characters and their only character trait is hatred for ajin. It's unlikely that the whole world would hate these guys for no reason. The fact that the scientist can commit the experiments without the slightest bit of guilt is also unreal. This story just lacks any depth.

I could see someone in middle school enjoying this manga, but thats about it.

... Last updated on May 15th, 2016, 2:15am
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I like it.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by HCB
March 8th, 2016, 12:07pm
Some 30 chapters in, it suddenly hit me that despite all the experiments and research, how Ajins came about never got answered (so far) and I didn't have time to wonder about it as well because I was so caught up in the story.

The numerous clever plans that were carried out kind of reminds me of Death Note.

Excellent art and an exciting read with no signs of slowing down. I would be sorry if the mangaka really returns to ero manga after finishing Ajin.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mercio
March 7th, 2016, 5:34pm
I just hope the end is good enough and not like other manga where the author dumbed down the character to make ending black and white. Good will always prevail over evil or other stupid shit like that.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
A lot of people hate the main character but I think he's the only one that see the world for what it is.

"People Aren't Against You; They Are for Themselves"
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Good Read!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by ayanora
January 5th, 2016, 4:00pm
While the artist taking over the project did result in a noticeable alteration of the main character's personalities...namely, the MC suddenly took on a sociopathic depth to him that was kind of unexpected, considering his characterization in the first volume was still relatively standard.
However, the egotistical protagonist does make for a really interesting character, especially when he subverts many of the usual MC characteristics.
It's also true the manga forgot about Kai....but he comes back! No worries! (Though it kind of felt more like the artist woke up one day and remembered again, rather than it was in the plan from the beginning to leave him out for what, 5 volumes?

The pacing is really good, the conflict genuinely has high stakes, backstories are overwhelmingly angsty, but not melodramatic, and everyone ACTUALLY is intelligent! Even the ?antagonists? are damn resourceful, and it really shows that a lot of thought was put into planning the story.
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Interesting characters   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Laclongquan
June 25th, 2015, 3:39am
As stated by a poster below, the characters are slowly revealed and not that easy to understand.

Most interesting is the MC. He's a very hard to read character. The fun we have in figuring him out is half the fun of the series.

As for rating, it really depend on your own taste. If you like a easily understandable character, and a interesting story, you will be DISAPPOINTED. This manga is about characters, not story.
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Good now, has potential to become even better   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Megorova
June 4th, 2015, 6:31am
Originally this story was made by one author, but then he dropped it, and Ajin was taken over by artist, who continued to work on this project alone. And it became BETTER, not worse.
Also not all characters are as bad as what was said by previous reviewer. It just took some time to reveal their personalities, and motives behind their actions. Though main character is still a 'dark horse'. Only bits and pieces of his inner world is revealed here and there. He isn't a typical MC - he doesn't want to be a hero, to be friends with everyone, to be friends with his enemies, to become next Hokage, or to save the world, etc. All he wants is to survive. He's an egotist, but that doesn't make him a bad guy.
Other characters also have reasons for their actions, even main villain Sato.
Though indeed majority of humans in this story are ignorant idiots, and inert herd of cattle. They didn't care about atrocities that government and scientists committed towards ajins, they don't care what horridities were done, as long as it doesn't involve them directly - exactly like humans in real world.

Overall, good art, nice concept and even better execution. Much better than Tokyo Ghoul.

... Last updated on June 4th, 2015, 6:32am
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All of them should just die   
Rating: N/A
by crystallilac3101
November 10th, 2014, 5:48pm
Have you ever want to read a series that you will hate every characters? Go read Ajin! I guarantee that you will want to punch all of them.
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
The only likable is Kai and he's not even in the series anymore.

First few chapters: 9
Current: 4

Spoiler (mouse over to view)
bag floating on the ceiling in a huge international airport and no one notices it except for one little kid? Seriously?

Overall, nice concept but poor execution.

... Last updated on November 10th, 2014, 5:51pm
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Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by Exo_genesis
June 9th, 2014, 3:38pm
This was good for a few chapters, but suddenly the characters' personalities all changed with no buildup or reasoning, characters and plotlines just got flat out dropped and forgotten too.
Turns out the writer left the project and the artist took over the writing of it, hence why everything was suddenly handled horribly and everything felt jarring compared to what came before.
Definitely not worth a read if you enjoy narrative consistency.

... Last updated on June 9th, 2014, 3:40pm
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Licensed by Vertical!   
Rating: N/A
by xaidurk
February 15th, 2014, 8:47pm
Fans of this series may be happy to know that Verticle Inc., the English publishers behind The Flowers of Evil and Gundam: The Origin, has officially licensed Ajin. If you're unfamiliar with this publisher, all you've really gotta know is that they put out really high-quality translations (just look at Gundam: The Origin when you've got a chance).
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Dude where's my black ghost?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by jojalee
January 3rd, 2014, 2:22am
Wow this is really good! It only has three volumes so far though and only two of these volumes have been translated into English, so the story has only just started. It's really good so far, the art is great and the story line is really original and intriguing. A lot of questions have been set that are yet to be answered and I can't wait for more of this manga. When more volumes come out I can see this manga gaining heaps more popularity.
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